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Name:John Tyler Jacobs
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:John Tyler Jacobs, Class of 1862. Genealogy: Born Cedar Bluff, Montgomery Co., Missouri, July 18, 1840. Father- George Brydges Rodney Jacobs, born 1802 near Massies Mill, Nelson Co., Virginia. Mother- Louisa Prescott Parsons, b. 1817, near Romney, Hampshire Co. [West] Virginia; Paternal grandparents- William Cranford Jacobs, b. near Massies Mill, Nelson Co., VA, and Margaret MacDonald of Nelson Co., born Scotland. Maternal Grandparents- Col. James H. Parsons of Hampshire Co. [West] VA, and Catherine Casey of Moorefield, Hardy Co. WVA. VMI Record: Enrolled September 9, 1858 from Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri; resigned due to academic deficiencies on January 6, 1860. Military Record: Served at Captain, Brig. Gen. M. J. Thompson's Missouri command; Captured in Montgomery Co. MO on Oct. 7, 1862 while on recruiting duty; Held at St. Louis, MO and Alton, IL; released on parole May 28, 1864; may have been the Capt. John Jacobs of Maj. Gen. J. S. Marmaduke's staff who on March 31, 1865 took $60,000 from US paymaster on a Mississippi River steamboat near St Louis, MO. Marriage: To Laura Huston, daughter of John Huston of Callaway Co., MO. Children- Alice Thomas, Catherine Parsons, Emmett MacDonald, George Rodney, and Laura Huston. Career: Farmer. Death: Died on his farm near Stephens Store, Callaway Co., Missouri, on December 26, 1905. The photo on this page appears courtesy his great-great grandson.